Colo. Farm Owners Blame Auditor For Outbreak In Lawsuit

Law360, New York (October 18, 2013, 4:02 PM EDT) -- Two brothers criminally charged for their roles in a 2011 listeria outbreak launched a lawsuit on Tuesday against the auditor that gave their farm a “superior” food safety rating weeks before tainted cantaloupe from the facility allegedly killed 33 people nationwide.

A subcontractor hired by auditor Primus Foods Inc. gave the facility a score of 96 percent, even though it used improper and unsafe processing equipment, according to a complaint filed by the now-defunct Jensen Farms, which was owned and operated by Eric and Ryan Jensen....
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